Second Hand Saturday is back on the NSW north coast

REGISTRATIONS are now open for the biggest day of garage sales on the New South Wales north coast, kicking off on Saturday, September 26.

Second Hand Saturday is a free event held on the same day across the region by Tweed Shire Council, alongside six other Northern Rivers councils, where residents can hold garage sales with free advertising and where avid shoppers can hunt for bargains across the whole region.

Registration is free and participants will have their garage sale address published in council's weekly newspaper, the Tweed Link, and a detailed listing on the Second Hand Saturday website for free.

The council's environmental education officer Sascha Piotrkowski said Second Hand Saturday was a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted items before the next household clean-up.

"Last year's event saw 300 households and groups participate in the Tweed alone, while even more simply held their garage sale on the day and benefited from the swarms of people making their way around the suburbs in search of the ultimate find," she said.

"Householders are encouraged to register to hold their own garage sale at home or co-ordinate a joint garage sale in their street with their local school, preschool, community organisation or church."

Those participating in Second Hand Saturday will also have the opportunity to run a second garage sale the weekend after on Saturday, October 3. This second weekend would give residents a second chance at selling any items that may not have sold on Second Hand Saturday.

It also gives shoppers double the opportunity to get to a s many garage sales as they want.

Participants must be registered for the Second Hand Saturday event to be eligible for their second garage sale.

Details for the second weekend will not be published in the Tweed Link but will appear online.

For more information and to register your garage sale for Second Hand Saturday, visit http://www.secondhandsaturday.com.au.


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